Union Square Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants and I love going to lunch there.  I’ve had a tradition of lunch on New Year’s Eve at Union Square Cafe since 1995.  A couple of weeks ago, Union Square Cafe announced that it will have to close due to rent hikes.  I thought that meant it was going to close almost immediately, so I suggested to lunch group that we have our next lunch there.   Actually, the announcement said that they will close when their lease is up at the end of 2015.

Lunch there this week was great, as usual.  Everything we had was delicious.

We shared three appetizers:

Scallop Crudo at Union Square Cafe

Scallop Crudo at Union Square Cafe

Scallop crudo (with gooseberry and pickled porcini)

Mezzi Paccheri at Union Square Cafe

Mezzi Paccheri at Union Square Cafe

Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Eggplant, Peppers, Fresh Tomato, Ricotta Salata

Sugar Snap Pea Salad at Union Square Cafe

Sugar Snap Pea Salad at Union Square Cafe

Sugar Snap Pea Salad “Tagliatini” with Guanciale, Mint, Pecorino Romano

Tuna Burger at Union Square Cafe

Tuna Burger at Union Square Cafe

I almost always get the tuna burger (it comes with with grilled red onions and pickled ginger)

We shared two desserts:

 

Union Square Cafe Cookies & Biscotti

Union Square Cafe Cookies & Biscotti

Blueberry Crumb Pie w/ corn ice cream

Blueberry Crumb Pie w/ corn ice cream

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